William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
Milwaukee County Police Department
These diaries are a mixture of work and family affairs of William Bramwell Sizer. William was on the Milwaukee Police Department and a member of the Sherman Street Methodist Episcopal Church, later transferring their membership to Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church and died in 1916. The diaries give a pretty good view of life in the years involved. The diaries were given to me for presentation on this site by family members see contributors page.
R. Steller, 1011 Teutonia complains of boys congregating in front of his store evenings and making to much noise. Would like the night man to put a stop to it.
Dead dog, 11 24-23rd.
Arrested Joachim Paaf at 18th and Fond du Lac at 12:50 PM. Charge disorderly. Fined $1.00 and costs, total $3.41.
A small Jersey cow can be found at 2702 Fond du Lac, is heavy with calf, will come in a few days.
Mrs. Minnie Hertzinger 832 Teutonia Ave., 31 yrs old. 3 yrs in city. Self and 3 children aged 8-7-5 yrs. Housewife. Received aid from Pol. Dept. this mo. No other aid. Pays $3.00 rent. $3.00 due Mar. 26th to John Plischke, 852-12th St. Lack of work cause of Destitution. Want rent paid and groceries. Husband in Insane Asylum.
3-30-1984 Arrested John Schultz (one of Rahn's teamsters) on 16th between Meinecke and Wright. Charge- driving on sidewalk. Fined $5.00 and costs.
3-31-1984 Saloon application for Otto Erdmann, 862-21st to begin April 1st. ---- Application for saloon license of Frank Greifl at 1830, North Ave. Mar. 30th, 1894.